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By Jamie Cumby Although our project name is Preserving the World’s Rarest Books, this week we have a rare broadsheet to share with you. A broadsheet is a particular format of printed item where a text is laid out on one side of a single sheet of paper. This particular printed sheet, titled Ordo universi […]
By Jamie Cumby Today, Preserving the World’s Rarest Books invites you to be our Valentine for a discussion of Jean Bouchet’s Les angoisses et remeds d’amours (the agonies and remedies of love). This collection of romance poems first appeared in Paris in 1501 (USTC 94750), followed by Bouchet’s authorized version in Poitiers in 1536 (USTC […]
By Drew Thomas One reason often credited for the quick spread of Martin Luther’s Protestant Reformation was his embrace of writing in the German vernacular. In 1522 Luther published his German translation of the New Testament, one of his greatest accomplishments. Although writing in German was central to his movement, many of Luther’s works […]